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Brutal incident at NYC McDonald’s: Self-defense or unchecked violence?
There is video of this on YouTube. We’re linking it instead of posting it, because it’s that violent and difficult to watch. Here’s what happened: Two customers got unruly after a McDonald’s employee wouldn’t give them their food until he could check the $50 bill they handed over. The customers started slapping him, and then jumped over the counter to confront him. What these unruly customers didn’t know is that the employee, Rayon McIntosh, recently got out of jail for manslaughter, and the incident set him off. He got a hold of a metal pole and started beating them savagely. One of the customers suffered a broken arm and fractured skull. The result? Both the customers and McIntosh got charged, in McIntosh’s case with felony assault. The chain and franchise owner have both come out against McIntosh’s actions, but the video itself seems to support a reasonable cause for self-defense, even if McIntosh’s own reaction was too heavy-handed (to put it lightly). Watch the video and see what you think. source
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This is…shocking.
Not just the violence but the two customers’ behavior is just mind-boggling to me. How you can honestly walk into a restaurant and feel like it’s appropriate to not only hit/slap someone but call them names like “pussy” and “fucker” and then jump behind the counter to continue harassing the person serving you and not expect them to defend themselves? All over a goddamn Big Mac?

Heavy handed? I work retail, I’ve worked fast food… Any fast food worker who’ll send a guy to the hospital in an ambulance, rather than to the morgue in a moist squishy pile, is showing an amazing level of restraint.

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There is video of this on YouTube. We’re linking it instead of posting it, because it’s that violent and difficult to watch. Here’s what happened: Two customers got unruly after a McDonald’s employee wouldn’t give them their food until he could check the $50 bill they handed over. The customers started slapping him, and then jumped over the counter to confront him. What these unruly customers didn’t know is that the employee, Rayon McIntosh, recently got out of jail for manslaughter, and the incident set him off. He got a hold of a metal pole and started beating them savagely. One of the customers suffered a broken arm and fractured skull. The result? Both the customers and McIntosh got charged, in McIntosh’s case with felony assault. The chain and franchise owner have both come out against McIntosh’s actions, but the video itself seems to support a reasonable cause for self-defense, even if McIntosh’s own reaction was too heavy-handed (to put it lightly). Watch the video and see what you think. source

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This is…shocking.

Not just the violence but the two customers’ behavior is just mind-boggling to me. How you can honestly walk into a restaurant and feel like it’s appropriate to not only hit/slap someone but call them names like “pussy” and “fucker” and then jump behind the counter to continue harassing the person serving you and not expect them to defend themselves? All over a goddamn Big Mac?

Heavy handed? I work retail, I’ve worked fast food… Any fast food worker who’ll send a guy to the hospital in an ambulance, rather than to the morgue in a moist squishy pile, is showing an amazing level of restraint.

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  1. univ-poker-gratuit reblogged this from shortformblog
  2. ratsinthekitchen reblogged this from tearsturnedtopoppies and added:
    What the fuck. I think after he whacked the one girl across the face they got the message. There was no reason to...
  3. tearsturnedtopoppies reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    This is mentally disturbing. I can’t even find words to adequately express my feelings. SELF DEFENSE? They cannot be...
  4. anthlc reblogged this from shortformblog
  5. metamorphoseandbodhi said: I don’t think the employee should’ve been charged that was definitely self-defense. I feel bad for him.
  6. paulineerika reblogged this from shortformblog
  7. stuffawhitegirllikes reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Brutal incident at NYC McDonald’s: Self-defense or unchecked violence?
  8. kuwaitigenius reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Brutal incident at NYC McDonald’s: Self-defense or unchecked violence? There is video of this on YouTube. We’re linking...
  9. buriedinblack reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Would you like fries with your McBludgeoning?
  10. annieoakley5evah reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Violence should always be avoided but if two people attack one person then that one person has to defend themselves...
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  13. darcibastiaan said: Although McIntosh’s reaction is brutal, these two costumers did two things that are just unacceptable: 1) taunting him, THEN slapping him, and 2) jumping over the counter. What if one of those costumers had a knife, or a gun?
  14. jvbrewer said: See Article 35 of the NY Penal Law. His use of physical force was only justified to the extent he reasonably believed it to be necessary to defend himself. Initially he was probably justified, but once they were down, he likely went too far. Sad.
  15. killerannakills reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    Customer Service Industry…Don’t fuck with us!
  16. joshsternberg reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    1. Don’t jump over the counter at McDonald’s (or anywhere) - as soon as you do that, no matter what happens, you are in...
  17. politicalthinker2099 reblogged this from shortformblog and added:
    I think it’s a little bit of both, but self-defence above anything else. What do you guys think?
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